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Irish Hills towers face Aug. 1st demolition deadline

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An iconic symbol of the Irish Hills may have to come down.

The Irish Hills towers were built in 1924, but closed to the public in 2000. Now, there's an effort to save the towers and the history behind them.

Donna Boglarsky and her family are the former owners of the two towers. They stand on a hill next to U.S. 12 in Cambridge Township, Michigan.

Unless Boglarsky can raise $200,000 by Aug. 1, the towers may not be there much longer.

"We have a lot of emotional attachment to the building as well," Boglarsky tells 13abc. "We have been in this area since 1968. It was just one of those things. My husband said, 'one day I'm gonna own those.' He did and we just can't let 'em go down now."

The towers were built by two separate families along their property line as dueling structures in 1924.

Since then, they've been combined, designated on the National Registry of Historic Places and placed under the stewardship of a non-profit group.

Now, township officials have laid down the line: Come up with the money for renovations or come up with a plan for demolition.

"The township is actually concerned about any more debris that falling from the building," Boglararsky said, adding she's concerned about the towers falling into history.

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